Fans help Exeter City FC net training ground improvements

Fans have helped Exeter City Football Club net a £9,000 new storage facility at its Cliff Hill Training Ground.

The new addition has replaced ‘out-of-date’ sheds which were no longer deemed fit-for-purpose.

It has been funded thanks to £4,500 from the club’s supporters’ trust and the equivalent sum as a loan.

Another a donation of £400 from the Grecian Goal group has ensured an essential footpath has also been completed.

The club had to pause any expenditure when the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Exeter City FC director Elaine Davis, who also runs Grecian Goal, said that it had been anticipated that the path, which runs from the car park and alongside the pitches down the length of the training ground, would have cost £5,400.

She added: “The preliminary work had been done on the path, so we were pleased to find a cheaper alternative finish to complete the project and ensure we created a safe route to the pitches for all of those using them.

“This is a temporary measure and we envisage it will be completed to the original spec once finances allow.”

The Cliff Hill Training Ground is used by the Exeter City players, the club’s academy and Girls’ Development Centre.

Facilities are also utilised by participants on CITY Community Trust programmes and are available for hire by community groups.

Grecian Goal raises funds for club projects. For more information, contact Elaine by emailing eadavis5@hotmail.com.

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